My Feeble Update

There’s something you should know about me—I’m a terrible blogger. When I have something to say, I sometimes manage to get it blogged, but more often than not, I’m working on other things….

Life Beyond Normal

My Status: Headache ascendant
Mood: Philosophical
I love the holiday season and all of the festive atmosphere, the twinkling lights, the songs, decorating, and most importantly cherishing time spent with family and friends…

A Difference in Perspective

My Status: Improving
Mood: Appeased
Yesterday I was a bit down. Discouraged because I wasn’t able to go through with the chemo treatment as planned.

Chemo Eve

My Status: Tired
Mood: Content
That’s right, it’s Chemo Eve. Somehow, I will NOT be breaking out the champagne for this one.

Crankiness and Hope

My Status: Feeling Better
Mood: Irritated
I ain’t gonna lie—this week has been a rough one. Starting off with the touch of depression which was ripped apart by knee pain, which then morphed into overall body pain, followed up with an eye infection…

Heeeey, Blepharitis

My Status: Are you kidding me???
Mood: Cheerful
I couldn’t help but title the post this way… and if you don’t hear the Macarena playing in the background, then I don’t know what’s wrong.

Venturing Out

My Status: Feeling Relaxed
Mood: Amused
Today I actually ventured out of the house. Since having my treatments, I’ve pretty much been a hermit. Not intentionally…

How We Forget

My Status: Feeling Good
Mood: Content
Last night I was finishing up some work stuff and trying to figure out what my evening would look like, when I smelled a waxy, unscented, burning candle-like smell coming from downstairs. Denny was downstairs puttering around in the kitchen …

A Bit of the Hair …

My Status: Feeling Good
Mood: Feeling accomplished – laundry done, beds made—who could ask for more?
For those of you coming along with me on this journey who do not have an understanding of how weird and twisted a writer’s brain can be, this post may sound weird and twisted.

On the Quest for Oblivion

My Status: Tired
Mood: Relaxed
Not to sound like a broken record, but I’m tired today. I rested better last night than the night before, but sleep was still elusive. Fortunately, the issue with the prescription has been resolved, and shortly I will be floating in the fairy clouds pictured above enjoying a wonderful sleep.

Bravery

I think it is apropos to post about bravery on Veteran’s Day. I didn’t choose the topic because of the day, but it fits perfectly. I chose to talk about bravery today because I want to talk about a specific aspect and tomorrow will be too late. One comment I have heard from several folks is how brave I’m being. I’m not.

And so it begins…

I found out this past Thursday (11/7/13) that I will need to have chemotherapy and my first treatment cycle begins Tuesday (11/12/13), which doesn’t give me a lot of time to prepare. And that may be a good thing. Less time for my mind to dream up all the possibilities. It forces me to focus.